Yesterday, while walking our dog, he suddenly discovered his shadow.
He didn’t know what to do about this strange thing following him.
He walked one way, and it followed.
He walked the other way, and it followed again.
After trying to get away from it — turning this way and that —
he decided to try just walking with it.
May we all learn to recognize who we are
shadow and all
to appreciate our whole selves
to never be afraid of the new things we discover about ourselves
and walk courageously with each new discovery.
By Chaplain Tamar